This nine-mile round-trip hike starts on an old mining road and climbs to a glacial cirque. In three miles you'll reach Wasatch Mine, the source of much of Mineral Fork Creek's water. Regulator Johnson Mine is another 1.5 miles for a total elevation gain of 3,520 feet. Along the way you'll enjoy fine views, bird life, and flower-filled meadows. Hikers and mountain bikers use this trail, which draws cross-country skiers in winter. A scramble of about 200 feet above Regulator Johnson Mine leads to the triple divide of Cardiff, Mineral, and Lake Blanche Forks. The trailhead is on the right (south) side of the road six miles up Big Cottonwood Canyon.

 
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Address:
Big Cottonwood Canyon
Salt Lake Ranger District Office, 6944 South 3000 East
Salt Lake City, Utah 84121


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Telephone Number: 801-236-3400
Neighborhood: Big Cottonwood Canyon
The details, dates, and prices mentioned here were accurate at the time of publication.

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